Urban Outfitters: What are you thinking?

I recently received an urban outfitters catalog in the mail.

In the 80’s, I was a huge fan of UO so I was excited to see what they had to offer (I LOVE the 80’s).  After looking through the catalog – and then visiting their online store, I find myself pissed-off on several different levels. Here are just two images from their catalog and online store.

Beauty or dysfunction? You decide:

Image from Urban Outfitters spring catalogue
beautiful or eating disorder?
beautiful or eating disorder?

To take it a step further – look at this picture form Forever 21 – another popular clothing store:

From Forever 21 - a popular clothing store
From Forever 21 - a popular clothing store

My question to both Urban Outfitters and Forever 21 is: How do these photos help my daughter and young girls everywhere with their body image? Do these images represent a healthy lifestyle?

Beauty or Dysfunction? Dysfunction – hands down.

3 thoughts on “Urban Outfitters: What are you thinking?

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  1. Well, Susan, you know MY vote. Dysfunction. Unequivocally and hands-down. sigh.

    Hey, wanna do a damaging drek vs. positive positioning brand round-up for us on Shaping Youth? Could sure use a hand…am swamped and out of town right now. Posting again tmrw…

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